Saioa Hernández


As an “Impressive voice and imperial presence…” (La Croix, France) Saioa Hernandez is one of the most regularly engaged voices in the world’s leading theaters such as Teatro Real, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Berliner Staatsoper, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sidney Opera House, Opera de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper.  

With “…almost immaculate security, and limitless power and authority…” (The Sidney Herald, Australia) She has recently been awarded the Gold Medal in Fine Arts (the most important award for an artist in Spain) and has received the Oscar de la Lirica for the best soprano of the year 2021 and Best Female Voice of the year 2016 for the Spanish Association of the Opera in addition to having won important singing awards such as the Manuel Ausensi, Jaume Aragall or Vincenzo Bellini.

She has numerous recordings and live performances in TV and Cinemas as Attila at the Teatro alla Scala, La Gioconda at Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Nabucco from Festival Verdi di Parma, La Forza del Destino from Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Zaira from Festival di Martina Franca.

She sang several roles as Francesca da Rimini, Madama Butterfly, Odabella, La Gioconda, Lady Macbeth, Abigaille, Norma, Imogene, Tosca, Zaira, Violetta, Leonora di Vargas, Leonora, Aida, Wally, Maddalena, Amelia…

Defined as “the diva of our century” by Montserrat Caballé, Saioa Hernandez studied with the tenor Santiago Calderón and later with the sopranos Montserrat Caballé (with whom she prepared her debuts as Norma and Imogene) and Renata Scotto. Since then she studies and improves with the tenor Francesco Pio Galasso.

She recently opened the season at the Paris National Opera with Tosca directed by Gustavo Dudamel and will debut the roles of Turandot at the Teatro Real, Amelia by Simón Boccanegra, La Dolores and Fedora.  She will make her debut alongside Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier at the Sydney Opera House in the role of Gioconda.

Since her debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid with Soleá from El Gato Montés, she has performed numerous roles in Zarzuela and Spanish opera, such as Soledad from Curro Vargas, Aurora from La del Soto del Parral, Marola from Tabernera del Puerto, Los Hijos del battalion, La Marsellesa and recently Circe, by Maestro Chapí.


Saioa Hernandez - Tacea la notte placida... Di tale amor - Il Trovatore (G.Verdi)